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Friday, July 6, 2018

Booster Gold Still Not Canadian Since 2011

Late last week in honor of Canada Day, The Toronto Star ran an article by Raju Mudhar celebrating Canadian super heroes. Naturally, he highlighted Wolverine, Alpha Flight, and Adam Strange (who is officially Canadian since 2014's Justice League United #0). Unfortunately, he also included Booster Gold.

This still comes up from time to time, so let me repeat that there is no canonical evidence that Booster Gold is anything other than American.

Gold Bless America

Yes, Dan DiDio told the audience at Fan Expo Canada 2011 that Booster Gold was going to have Canadian citizenship in the New 52 DC Universe. But no comic book ever came along confirming (or even insinuating) that.

Since his earliest appearances, Booster has been an American (thanks to direct intervention by United States President Ronald Reagan), and his citizenship has never been explicitly changed in Justice League International Volume 3 or in any other comic. To this day, Booster Gold remains Canadian only at Fan Expo Canada 2011 and nowhere else.

I know you'd love to claim Booster Gold as a native son, Toronto Star, but until DC actually retcons Booster's citizenship in print, he'll remain an All-American Boy.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Enjoy Labor Day at DragonCon 2013

Time for a long Labor Day weekend. Long Labor Day weekends mean time for DragonCon. And DragonCon means time for Booster Gold cosplayers!

© Paul

That's a television-inspired Booster Gold from DragonCon 2011. ( picture by mchulin. The cosplayer is Thomdave.)

© Paul

And this is a gender-bent Booster Gold enjoying some pole-dancing at DragonCon 2012. ( picture by Paul Cory. The cosplayer is Shelley.)

What will DragonCon 2013 bring?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nothing to See Here

No, DC Comics isn't publishing anything including Booster Gold today. Based on solicitations for October released earlier this week, we won't be seeing Booster Gold at all in October, either. Solicitations tease that there will be "many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe" in Animal Man #13, but that's none to encouraging for those of us already in Booster Gold withdrawal.

Guy Gardner, Bosoter Gold, Blue Beetle at New York Comic Con 2011 by Kendall Whitehouse

In the meantime, we'll take what we can get. The above photo of Guy Gardner, Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle cosplayers, taken at the 2011 New York Comic Con by Kendall Whitehouse, proves that so long as Booster Gold has fans, we'll be seeing him somewhere. Perhaps even at this week's Comic-Con International 2012, hmm?

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Friday, July 6, 2012

The Word of the Day is Skeetling

A week from now, Comic-COn International will be in full swing, with fans of superheroes and comic book culture in all media swarming through downtown San Diego, California. I suspect we'll be learning the fate of the JLI from one of the many DC artists and editors present at the convention. One notable absentee will be Skeets, who couldn't even be bothered to show up in Booster's latest series. Now I think I know why: he's been busy with his family!

Skeetlings by Inima-de-Leu at

These Skeetlings were the idea of Demyrie, a devoted Booster Gold fan and artist. In addition to this great idea, Demyrie's Deviant Art gallery includes several pics of gender-swapped Blue and Gold cosplay from Comic-Con International 2011 and even some fan-made SuperBuddies strips. A true Renaissance fan!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

What We Learned at NYCC 2011

David Uzumeri covered the "DC ALL ACCESS: Justice League" panel at New York Comic Con for Comics Alliance and turned in the following quote about Booster Gold:

[Dan] Jurgens and [Geoff] Johns confirmed that Booster Gold doesn't remember the pre-New 52 DC Universe.

However, Vaneta Rogers also covered the panel for Newsarama, and her article implies a starkly different conclusion:

Jurgens said Booster's experiences from Flashpoint seem to be relatively intact, but he said the fact that he has those memories in his head somewhere doesn't necessarily mean he can remember them consciously.

Johns said, "If Booster remembers anything, he's not going to tell anyone."

Johns: "Does Skeets remember?"

Jurgens: "No, Skeets does not."

Johns: "Does Rip Hunter remember?"

Jurgens: "That's a story still waiting to be told."

(Is it just me, or does Johns' response to Jurgens' announcement that Booster remembers sound like something a super villain would say to a hero who has just discovered his world-ending plot?)

Josie Campbell's article for Comic Book Resources verifies Rogers' report.

[DC Senior Vice President Bob] Wayne then asked Jurgens on behalf of the online fans about Booster Gold's continuity and whether Booster remembers the timeline from before Flashpoint. "Booster's experiences are still relatively intact," said Jurgens before continuing, "But it's one thing to have those memories, it's another thing entirely to recall those memories."

"Is Rip Hunter coming back?" Johns asked him.

"There are still stories to be told," said Jurgens, before dashing Johns hopes that Skeets would reappear anytime soon.

Funny that three reporters covering the same event would hear three different stories, isn't it? In any event, it seems likely that Booster does remember Flashpoint, even if his lips are currently sealed. This isn't the first time that history has been changed around Skeets (or Booster, for that matter). It is interesting to speculate how Rip Hunter, DC's resident Time Master since the Silver Age, is dealing with the changes to history. Certainly, that's a story I'm looking forward to reading.

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